Religious India – The Pure India

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Pure IndiaPure IndiaPure IndiaPure India The Sadhu usually wears on his forehead the three lines of the god’s trident drawn in ash or sandalwood paste which may be vertical or horizontal. Endless variations of these sectarian marks, depending on the sect, are possible. They may decorate their bodies with various lines and markings, cover the entire torso with ashes, carry a metal trident and wear rosaries. The hair and the beard are uncut and matted.

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  1. Great set of pics. These sadhus have always intrigued me with their idiosyncratic habits and peculiar behaviour, but I still love learning more about them.

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